There Are 7 Ways That You Could Be Hurting Your Knees While Riding
One big reason people get into cycling is that it’s a low-impact sport, meaning it’s gentle on your joints. However, it’s also extremely repetitive: Your legs rotate at around 4,000 to 5,000-plus revolutions per hour. For some, issues with bike fit or technique compound over time to cause pronounced knee pain, the most common lower-body complaint in our sport. Research shows that more than 40 percent of recreational riders experience knee pain from overuse at some point or another. So—is cycling bad for your knees?
The short answer is no; cycling is great for your overall health and easy on your joints. The long answer is that there are some common culprits behind the aches and pains in your knees—and how to correct them so you can pedal pain-free.
Cycling is great for your overall health and easy on your joints—if you do it right.